Is Being a Mets Fan Funny?

Every fan base has their own selection of celebrity fans. Here’s a list I’ve composed of celebrity Mets fans I’ve noticed over the years:

  1. Jerry Seinfeld 
  2. Kevin James 
  3. Jon Stewart
  4. Chris Rock
  5. JimBreuer 
  6. Ray Romano
  7. Amy Schumer
  8. Jay Mohr
  9. Gary Valentine
  10. Colin Quinn

With apologies to John McEnroe and Tim Robbins, I constructed this list to show that an overwhelming amount of Mets fans are comedians. Should this surprise us?  

Probably not. Psychologists and comics themselves will say comedy comes from places of pain. Not to mock or make light of this, but isn’t being a Mets fan mostly painful? Think about it, Yankee fans celebrate while Mets fans crack jokes. It’s a coping mechanism. 

Every time Dan Warthen visits the mound, my brother invariably texts me, well the next batter is getting a hit. He calls it the Dan Warthen Effect.  When the Mets blow a lead, you let out a few expletives, but I’m sure there’s also an Armando Benitez joke in there as well. 

As is his specialty, Jim Breuer is showing the world what it’s like to be a Mets fan. These videos not only show passion, but they also show anger and a sense of humor.  This is what it means to be a Mets fan. Jon Stewart has done the same on the Daily Show:

As Jon Stewart shows, being a Mets fan is fodder for good comedy. However, every so often the Mets are good and it brings you pure joy. That’s why we all can agree with Amy Schumer when she says:

Was this post funny?  It wasn’t meant to be. I was really looking to discuss a positive of being a Mets fan in even the worst of times. I left the comedy to Jim Breuer, Jon Stewart, and Amy Schumer. I’m not going to try to be funny here because you don’t go on after those people. You just sit back and enjoy them like we’re able to enjoy the Mets now. 

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